Gateway Gazette

Red Cross grant supports community programming in High River

HIGH RIVER, AB: Residents are invited to enjoy free drop-in sports at the field house located in the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex every Sunday thanks to a grant from the Canadian Red Cross. Activities will include a variety of sports and will run from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays starting October 5.

“We are very excited to be able to offer free sports in the field house thanks to the Canadian Red Cross grant,” said Cynthia Farrow, community program supervisor for the Town. “This program complements the free swimming and skating that is also available on Sundays, allowing us to provide a variety of free family-friendly fitness options to residents every week.”

“Since the floods, Red Cross has provided essential services, such as food, clothing and shelter, to those struggling after the disaster. With community grants like this, Red Cross is also striving to help communities build back stronger and become more resilient. Belonging to a caring family or community, sharing activities and traditions, is an important way to build support for each other,” said Melanie Soler, Canadian Red Cross director of Alberta flood operations.

Several sports will be available to be played throughout the afternoon and could include soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton and more, depending on public interest.

Staff will be on hand to set up equipment for each sport and provide equipment to anyone who needs it.

The Town would also like to thank the Canadian Red Cross for their involvement in the annual Registration Round-up that was held in September. They provided 825 children from High River and area with $100 coupons to be used towards registering for local sports teams, organizations and community programs.

The Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex is located at 228 12 Avenue S.W. For more information call 403-652-4042.

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